Nowadays we all seem to lead such stressful lives. Negative hormones are rampant and lower energy levels create a poorer quality of life. 95% of illness is caused by, or made worse by, stress. The Good News is that this is reversible. Taking an emotional healing holiday provides the time, mental space and a restful setting to work out how to cut back on stress.
So many people come on our adventures to escape from gloomy weather that makes them feel down. Seasonal Affective Disorder [SAD] is obviously more prevalent during the winter months. The medical profession recognise that this can cause depression. The exact reason isn’t known but the link is often made to the lack of sunlight and shorter days in autumn and winter. Again, don’t get too down – there is a cure and brighter light at the end of the tunnel. The perfect 12 hour day such as you can experience in Senegal is one way of topping up your serotonin levels.
So get to the sun, get active and get happy!
What to look for in an Emotional Healing holiday?
An effective retreat will help you to diagnose and address the underlying causes of the stress you are suffering.
These retreats will also give an opportunity to acquire new skills such as meditation or yoga.
Advice will be given on maximizing the benefits of nutrition such as cutting back on caffeine, alcohol and refined sugars. Advice is also given on the importance of eating regularly to avoid the short-term stress of the body believing that starvation is imminent.
- taking exercises classes at an appropriate level to help you move your body.
- advice on vitamin supplements
- use of heat therapy
- the role our belief systems play in creating a healthy mind
- the importance of finding a community to relate to
The link between mind, spirit and connection to community has a big impact on your health. Feelings of powerlessness and lack of control add to negative feelings. So an emotional healing holiday will give you the opportunity to reconnect and the space to work out how to acquire psychological resilience. In this way the stresses of life can be managed and your health and psychological stamina will improve.